7/6課堂筆記: Who Tests Better?

kinds of tests: mid-term finals SAT, ACT, TOEFL, GRE, TOEIC, National Licensing Exam, LIen Kao, Graduate Entrance Exam, Drivers License, Job Interview Test, Job Exam

passing a test represents: successful, have the ability, qualified, happy,

a standard is a kind of scale
represents a certain ability
it's about being the same as others
a general formulation

standard test separates students by score
non-standard test a method to summarize what you've learned, what you need to improve
something officialized
standardize test is to prove ability to self or others

proves you're better than others

we're trained to take tests quickly

taiwanese test:
memorizing data
moral questions
expected answers
philosophical e.g. depth or width?
fair

French test:
open questions
no right answer
no fixed answer
finding out about ss' logic
philosophical questions

logic is a tool to judge others

it's important to test people:
when it's a license = to prove your ability to do a job

if you're testing something, and there's no standard, is the test meaningful
it's a logic problem!!!

targets are expected to be achieved

self-set targets are about proving yourself

license tests make me feel pressured!!!
all tests are frustrating b/c pressure and b/c not in control

felt pressure.
afraid to fail
too many people competing
relief when you pass the exam

purpose of testing system is to select the qualified
to exclude the unqualified

is it fair, that you're only measured against the people that year?

our test is fair, because they have objective answers
only measures what you can memorize, if sb's bad at it, then what?

if testing for creativity, memorizing tests are wrong

it's not fun to take tests.
external expectation makes it not fun
care too much about scores

standards are a convenient way to measure ability.
may not be completely accurate, but better than nothing
easy way to know how much you've learned

only partial standard measurements are possible
it's a relative measurement

what do we gain by testing:
a very competitive society
discrimination against people who fail
opportunity to a job or get into school
does it make our society more advanced?
because of competition, people work harder, study harder

does testing itself mean competition?
for licensing, & qualification, no.
when it becomes a comparison with others, yes.

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